View Full Version : Speed guestimates

08-02-2006, 07:32 AM
If u have to guess a ships speed for a quick fireing solution what speed do u enter?
1-merchant ?
2-warship ?

08-02-2006, 09:23 AM
1 merchant= 6knots
2 warship= 12knots

08-02-2006, 10:44 AM
Ja - almost all merchant ships travel at an average of about 6 knots. Warships tend to range from 9 - 12 in my experience, usually 11 or 12.

08-02-2006, 03:28 PM
Agreed, Cept when those warships clock that you are there they crank that speed up to 24 knts weave all over the place, try plotting a solution against that!! (excluding acoustics that is).

08-02-2006, 04:23 PM
If your soundman says slow, then it is 5-7 knots 6 will give you the middle ground.

If your soundman says medium, then it is 9.

21 for lone liners.

I don't do warships but they are usually around 12 knots, or 21 for a taskforce.

08-02-2006, 04:35 PM
I think the designers goofed when they set fast warships to cruise at 12 knots. Any ship that was capable of doing more than 20 knots, such as carriers, cruisers and battleships, generally did so in order to minimize the chances of being targeted by a U-boat. There were occasions when convoys were escorted by a cruiser or battleship. Usually they sailed near the convoy, but outside of it so they could keep up higher speed for the reason above and also not to get tangled up within a convoy of merchant ships. This would be done in a similar manner as when fighters escorted slower bombers. The fighters usually kept up higher speeds for tactical reasons, but zig-zagged around the bombers in order to be near them.

Teddy Bar
08-02-2006, 06:11 PM
The NYGM Tonnage War Mod has taken the gamey all ships of this type always travel at x knots.

Our ships have variable speeds that have escorts traveling anywhere between 12 to 29 knots and merchant ships depending upon it maximum speed, anywhere between 6 knots and maximum speed.

In the NYGM Tonnage War Mod you have to verify every new contacts speed.

We have also done the same for convoys.

08-02-2006, 09:09 PM

I took the meassurement at 10 kilometers (4 knots), and just prior to let loose the fishes I took another meassurement - 7 knots. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

08-03-2006, 10:52 AM
Hmm, today I encountered a C2 that behaved like nothing I've seen before. The contact was marked as "slow", so i got a head of it and waited. and waited. AND waited. It didn't show up. So i surfaced, and went on its course to meet it head-on. There it was, doing 1 knot, in BF15 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif